Inspiring Fifty: Europe 2017 award winner

collage of inspiring fifty in europe 2017 winners







The best and brightest women in technology in Europe in 2017 are listed here in alphabetical order. Because they are all true role models.

Inspiring Fifty is an not-for-profit that aims to increase diversity in technology by making female role models more visible.


Recent ground breaking research by Microsoft shows that girls cited a lack of female role models in STEM as key reason they didn’t follow a career in the sector. That underlines the importance of making role models more visible and inspire others to become active role models too.


Pauline is proud to be included in the list which includes Dr Sue Black, Founder of TechMums, Eileen Burbidge, Chair of TechCity UK and HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for Fintech, Amy Cole, Head of Brand Development EMEA at Instagram, Jaqueline De Rojas, President of TechUK, Anne-Marie Imafidon, CEO at StemettesNeelie Kroes, Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA at Facebook, Kathryn Parsons, Co-Founder & Co-CEO at Decoded, Adizah Tejani, Director of Marketing EMEA at Token and Colleen Wong, Founder at Techsixtyfour Ltd.

Outstanding Contribution to Technology award winner

Pauline with her award – Outstanding Contribution to technology 2016; photo credit: Cheryl Garvey

We are celebrating!

Our Managing Director, Pauline Roche, won the award for Outstanding Contribution to technology at the 2016 West Midlands Women of the Year Awards held on Friday November 11th at the Novotel Birmingham on Broad St.

Pauline is an information science professional specialising in community building, outreach and developing better processes for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector to use technology and data. She is passionate about increasing the digital skills and data literacy of people in charities. She co-founded the Net Squared Midlands: tech for social good meetup series and VCSSCamp.

Pauline is a tech connector, do-er and fosterer of skills and knowledge in the West Midlands and beyond. She bring charities, funders and community groups together to address social issues by organising events, blogging and tweeting through her business RnR Organisation, a social enterprise supporting data informed programmes focussing on asset-based community development and tech for good. She aims to be an example to women striving to improve life in their community.

Read the event story here